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13 Criteria for AT-RISK Students
State compensatory education (SCE) programs are intended for the primary benefit of students in at-risk situations, as defined in Texas Education Code Section 29.081
The State criteria now used to identify students in at-risk situations are defined in Section 29.081 of the Texas Education Code as follows: each student in grades 7 through 12 who is under 21 years of the age is in an at-risk situation if the student meets one or more of the following criteria:
a.) was not advanced from one grade level to the next for two or more school years;
b.) has mathematics or reading skills that are two or more years below grade level;
c.) did not maintain an average equivalent to 70 on a scale of 100 in two or more courses during a semester, or is not maintaining such an average in two or more courses in the current semester, and is not expected to graduate within four years of the date the student begins ninth grade;
d.) did not perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered under Subchapter B, Chapter 39; or
e.) is pregnant or a parent.
Additionally, each student in prekindergarten through grade 6 is in an at-risk situation if the student meets one or more of the following criteria:
a.) did not perform satisfactorily on a readiness test or an assessment instrument administered at the beginning of the school year;
b.) did not perform satisfactorily on assessment instrument administered under Subchapter B, Chapter 39;
c.) is a student of limited English proficiency, as defined by TEC Section 29.052;
d.) is sexually, physically, or psychologically abused; or
e.) engages in conduct described by Section 51.03(a), Texas Family Code.
Additionally, students in any grade are identified as in at-risk situations if they are not disabled and reside in a residential placement facility in a district in which the student's parent or legal guardian does not reside, including a detention facility substance abuse treatment facility, emergency shelter psychiatric hospital, halfway house, or foster family group home.
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Although districts may use additional local criteriato identify students in at-risk situations, but students identified using local criteria are not to be reported on PEIMS.